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Information regarding the Swim Lesson Voucher Program


The Swim Lesson Voucher Program online registration portal is in the final stages of development. Please check back regularly for updates.

The Swim Lesson Voucher Program provides vouchers for free swim lessons based on the following criteria:

  • Child(ren) 4 years old or younger
  • Family income of 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level
  • A Florida Resident
If you are interested in applying for a voucher, the following will be required:
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of Florida residency
  • Proof of child’s age
If you are interested in serving as a vendor who provides swim lessons, at no cost to families, in exchange for the voucher, the following will be required:

If you are interested in the rulemaking process, you may sign up for notification through the Florida Administrative Register at


Water safety is everyone's responsibility.

Drowning… is fast … is silent …can happen to anyone. Drowning does not discriminate.
It can happen in the few minutes a distraction can take you away from the water to answer the phone or run inside for a towel. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death to children ages 1–4 in Florida.

Where Drownings Occur
Most infant drownings occur in just a few inches of water such as a bathtub or bucket. Home swimming pools are where most children ages 1-4 are likely to drown. Ages 5 years through adulthood are more likely to drown in natural bodies of water. Each body of water comes with its own safety steps, many of which overlap.

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